Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed for first time

Researchers have confirmed for the first time that Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica could cross tipping points, leading to a rapid and irreversible retreat which would have significant consequences for global sea level. Pine Island Glacier is a region of fast-flowing ice draining an area of West Antarctica approximately two thirds the size ofContinue reading “Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed for first time”

Ghost particle that crashed into Antarctica traced back to star shredded by black hole

A black hole gobbled up a star in deep space and flung a high-energy subatomic bullet at the Earth. Don’t worry, the planet’s doing fine. On Oct. 1, 2019, Earth was struck by an invisible, high-energy cosmic bullet moving at almost the speed of light. Trillions of these intergalactic bullets pass through our bodies every second withoutContinue reading “Ghost particle that crashed into Antarctica traced back to star shredded by black hole”

Antarctica Is Melting in a Way Our Climate Models Never Predicted, Scientists Say

The Antarctic ice sheet is not melting in the linear way our climate models predicted it would. Instead, a more detailed model shows that while the rate of ice loss in the South Pole is rapidly accelerating, there are bumps of snowfall and brief reprieves from melt along the way. “The ice sheet is notContinue reading “Antarctica Is Melting in a Way Our Climate Models Never Predicted, Scientists Say”

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